It seems Todd and Julie Chrisley he said do not know well when it comes to their wealth. On Nov. 21, Todd, 53, and Julie, 49, were sentenced to 12 and 7 years in federal prison, respectively, after being found guilty of federal crimes, which included bank fraud, tax fraud, and wire fraud. And now, like a falling empire Chrisley Knows Best The family created problems around them, their children – Wait33, Kyle31, To chase26, Savannah25, Grayson16., and adopted daughter, Chloe10, – forced to pick up pieces. Hollywood life he talked about Chrisley’s ex Alexus Whilbywho was married to Todd’s eldest son Kyle for four years, from 2014 to 2018. (Todd and Julie had previously tried to subpoena Alexus in an unrelated case. He said that Todd tried to coerce potential witnesses like him into lying). Alexus told us that he thinks their 19-year prison sentence is just punishment. “It’s really light considering he doesn’t have full responsibility,” he said in an interview.
In June, a federal jury in Northern Georgia found Todd and Julie guilty of five counts of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, and one count of tax evasion. Julie was also charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of obstruction of justice. Following their decision late last month, US Atty Ryan Buchanan it said in a Justice Department press release that Todd and Julie “provided false bank statements, accounting reports, and financial statements to community banks in Georgia to obtain $36 million in loans.” The release said the couple “spent the money on luxury cars, designer clothes, real estate, and travel — and used fraudulent loans to pay back their past.” For their part, Todd and Julie maintain their innocence. Their lawyers said they plan to appeal.
“I believe he knew what he was doing. The jury saw evidence that Todd and Julie knew it was wrong,” Alexus, who was married to Kyle while under surveillance by Todd for admitting to drug use, told us. “He lied to get it.” loan money. They lied about their wealth to everyone. It seems they thought this would happen again. It’s a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde,” he added.
Read our interview below to find out what Alexus has to say about his former in-laws.
HollywoodLife: When and how did you meet Kyle?
Alex: I met Kyle through Facebook in 2012. That was 10 years ago, and we were both about 21. We share mutual friends. When I met Kyle there was no show, just the idea of a show.
HollywoodLife: When you married Kyle, what did Todd’s father think of your marriage?
Alex: We got married in April of 2014. Todd became very angry and ended our marriage as the adult responsible for Kyle. We then remarried later that year when the vigil was lifted. He seemed fine with us dating but totally against us getting married and settling down. Based on what I was told from Kyle, that led me to believe that Todd didn’t see Kyle as a woman of color, like myself.
HollywoodLife: Has Todd ever changed his mind about you?
Alex: My parents are from Jamaica. So, being from the Caribbean, and growing up in France, race was not another factor when I fell in love with Kyle. Over time, as he watched me take care of and stand by his son, I believe Todd began to like me and changed his mind. With all of us having fathers like taxes, we had similarities in our behavior.
HollywoodLife: How was Kyle’s relationship with his father in your marriage?
Alex: Kyle did better if he didn’t meet his father. When Kyle met his father again, shortly before the charges were filed, he told me that he wanted to remove all the bad things he had said about him and that he wanted me to write an affidavit to do the same. I refused. This was part of our family problems.
HollywoodLife: In their latest court case, what do you think the defendants are trying to prove?
Alex: I believe they were trying to prove that Todd was dishonest and that his story had holes in it. Todd and Julie did not say why they were doing it.
HollywoodLife: From your perspective, do you think Todd and Julie knew what they were doing was wrong?
Alex: I believe he knew what he was doing. The jury saw evidence that he knew what he was doing was wrong. He lied to get money from a loan. They lied about their wealth to everyone. It’s a modern day Bonnie and Clyde.
HollywoodLife: Do you think he got the punishment he deserved?
Alex: I think their decision was light given that they are not fully responsible. It seems that they thought this would happen again.
HollywoodLife: How old was Kyle’s daughter Chloe when you met Kyle?
Alex: Chloe had been dating Kyle for a few months. Todd took care of Kyle when I met him because of the problems he was having. Chloe was already living with Todd and Julie and Chloe’s mother. My heart goes out to Chloe. Children need a stable environment.
HollywoodLife: Do you still talk to Kyle?
Alex: Not at all. The last time I saw him was in court earlier this year.
HollywoodLife: If you could say one thing to Todd, what would it be?
Alexus: I want to apologize for the hurtful words that were said on public radio and his attempt to undermine me, which cost me thousands of dollars that I can never get back. I don’t expect this to happen. I want them to know that I forgive them in advance and that I am praying for them, Julie, and their entire family.
HollywoodLife: What about the rest of Chrisley’s family?
Alex: I will always have a special place in my heart for Kyle, Lindsie, Nanny Faye, Chloe, and Kyle’s mom, Teresa.